prop·​a·​gule ˈprä-pə-ˌgyül How to pronounce propagule (audio)
: a structure (such as a cutting, a seed, or a spore) that propagates a plant

Word History


New Latin propagulum, from Latin propages slip

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of propagule was in 1858

Dictionary Entries Near propagule

Cite this Entry

“Propagule.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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